Um again this doesn't help dude... Damaged or not, it was damaged before. And right now it's working perfectly and better than it was in the case it seems. No lockups, skips or freezes. NOTHINGG. So I'm guessing the SB gets crazy hot some reason, when itw as in the case, and HDDs screw up because of it. The fan directly on it helps to make it run normally.
From the start, it's been damaged, it's been tried to RMA. ASUS support lied to me and when I was about to send it they said it's out of warranty even though a day ago they said they'd repair it. But there is lots more wrong with the baord than the crazy SB temps
You admit the SB and more are damaged on it. There's no reason to waste any time on it.